Today's Birthday Today's Birthday is a free service of garden024.com http://garden024.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Thu, 30 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 Today's Birthday http://garden024.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_tb.png 120 60 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Birthday http://encyclopedia.garden024.com/Smedley+D.+Butler //encyclopedia.garden024.com/Smedley+D.+Butler# Born to a Quaker family in Pennsylvania, Butler joined the US Marines as a teenager. He was decorated for bravery and leadership and advanced through the ranks, but after retiring, he became a proponent of isolationism and an outspoken critic of the government. He believed that he and the military had been used to further the business interests of wealthy Americans under the pretense of defending the country. According to legend, whose long-lost amputated arm did Butler once locate?
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Wed, 29 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Birthday http://encyclopedia.garden024.com/Ken+Burns //encyclopedia.garden024.com/Ken+Burns# Burns is an acclaimed American director and producer of lengthy historical documentaries. Known for his extensive use of archival footage and photographs, he is considered one of the most influential documentarians in the US. His films have been among public television's most-watched programs, and include The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, The War, and The National Parks. The Civil War is considered to be his masterpiece. What is the "Ken Burns Effect"?
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Tue, 28 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Birthday http://encyclopedia.garden024.com/Malcolm+Lowry //encyclopedia.garden024.com/Malcolm+Lowry# Lowry was an English writer known for his articulation of the spiritual desolation of the modern individual. His reputation rests on the semi-autobiographical 1947 novel Under the Volcano. Set in Mexico—from which Lowry was once deported—it recounts the last day of a dispirited, alcoholic, former British consul. Though critically praised, it received popular recognition only after Lowry's death—probably from the effects of alcoholism—at 47. What is listed as his official cause of death?
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